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that there was and excuse the word legitimacy to this. i still don't feel that way. but at least i know to my great satisfaction that money didn't change hands. my family is thrilled and delighted. and based on my family's enthusiasm, then i can live with this. >> this includes harry. >> harry doesn't know, doesn't care. the idea of going to the white house, i think, will really get his attention. but the rest of the family couldn't be more thrilled. so to me that's reason enough. and couldn't be happier and more grateful to the folks who made this mistake. >> it's a really classy group to be associated with. as you mentioned, johnny carson. you were there for that. >> i was there for that night. and i remember i was to follow ted koppel and it was the first of pain times i had to follow ted koppel. and that's to the where you want to be. because he is very, very funny. and as i said that night, maybe a little too funny for a newsman. this was, gosh, 90-- i don't know, way, way back, a long time ago, '94, something like that. >> rose: one of your guests tonight is one of the funniest newsmen we've
the president will have to do something on the fiscal front to deal with the deficit, and i don't think he can get around ed, i don't think he wants to get around at. it will be how he approaches it will make a difference. >> charles, there are rumors circulating that republicans in the house will let the sequester said in and put him right back in the white house to do wit to -- deal with it. a plan is jack lew's a signal from obama that he will pursue the course he pursued in the first term, to spend as much as he needs to establish the entitlement state and tax at a higher level to pay for it. jack lew is exactly the kind of liberal historically who has been his warrior on the front in negotiating on this. there is no indication that lew would go in any other direction, and it is clear to me that by this series of agreements obama has made, unlike added a first term more features people of independent stature, he has gone from a team of rivals to team of underlings. >> well, that is one nomination, but the nomination of former srepublican senator chuck hagel to head the department of defens
to read the intentions of someone i don't know. it certainly was damaging because what it did was, what was a secure classified communication very candid assessment of the situation and recommendations ahead. it leaked that publicly before the president and his team and the president of defense had a time to digest it and therefore the decision-making process instead of being done in a calm way, had that sort of glare of publicity on it. >> rose: it looks like in some cases this was, although it had not, it was a general trying to influence the public debate in washington. >> it was not the case. >> rose: would you agree some people might have assumed that. >> i assumed some can. >> rose: it had poisoned the water between the general and the commander in chief. >> i don't think between myself and president obama. i think that there was less trust between department of defense, parts of it, and the new administration that i would have liked to see. i think it really went back to the very beginning from inauguration on. and i think that that trust is something that -- >> rose: from th
. this is something that don rumsfeld tried and failed to do. it's something that bob gates tried and failed to do in any serious way. and now, given the budget pressures, this is going to be the moment for performance. >> rose: a couple of points, i guess. rumsfeld would argue that we had a big war came along and bob gates would argue that in the end he did cut it somewhat. >> somewhat. but if you look at the total national security budget, charlie, which would be not just the pentagon but also the intelligence agencies, homeland security, it's basically doubled since the 9/11 attacks. >> rose: and weapons systems you don't really need in the judgment of many people other than those people who represent the districts where they're located. >> leftovers from the cold war and, remember, the president himself came in supported by chuck hagel on this point with the thought that there was a moment here to really build down on the nuclear force. and so far they have not been able to do that except some modest cuts when they passed the start treaty with russia early in the president's time. >> rose: tal
mean you moved out, so people don't live here anymore they are a little less close but not less close than that. >> maybe we need to work harder and make plans for just the two of us. >> well i was working and if i am not grumpy, i am writing and try calling you a lot last week. >> and i told you i have a third full-time job which is taking care of adam, i'm sorry. >> i am having a really hard time right now. >> i have no job, no boyfriend, i am starting to feel like i have no you. >> that is not true, okay? >> i am right here. >> okay. >> rose: the second season of girls begins this sunday, january 13, i am pleased to have lena dunham at the table for the first time, welcome. >> thank you so much for having me. it is very exciting, looking around at the studio, well, this is where the magic happens. >> rose: we hope. you create magic too, by the way. >> thank you so much. >> rose: how would you define what you do? >> i guess i would define what i do generally outside of girls as i write and direct film and television shows that that have strong female protagonists and are aimed at il
- in for treasury secretary or does president obama have a fight on his hand? >> i don't know if you would call him a shoe-in. he is going to be touched up a bit by the republicans but he is going to be confirmed. does obama have a fight object his hands? you bet, but the fight is going to be over chuck hagel for secretary of defense. that is going to be a proxy battle between what you might call the know 0-conservatives, the bush ii folks, mccain, lieberman, lindsey graham, and the others and what hagel stands for, john, is non- interventionist foreign policy. we don't go to war unless vital interests are at stake. we put our own country first. i think this is going to be the battle royal in the coming months. >> eleanor. >> nobody is a shoe-in with the republican party that fails to defeat president obama for reelection but still seems determined to make him a failed president but jacob lew is as close to a shoe-in as there can be. the only complaint you hear is that he hasn't spent enough time on wall street, and for a lot of democrats that's actually a positive attribute. so he will be confirme
, practically, whatsoever. >> i don't want to throw any water on that, but historically, budget estimates, aren't they sometimes looked at as just being kind of widely optimistic? >> well, they vary. some are more wildly optimistic than others. i think we'll know more about that. the legislative analyst's office is going to put out its overview of the governor's budget next week. i'll be delving into it more deeply in the weeks to come. what we don't have is a lot of the sort of smoke and mirrors tricks, accounting tricks that were used to balance budgets in past years. not so much under jerry brown, but in recent memory. i won't name me names. this seems to be a bona fide projection. now, there was some raising of the eyebrows yesterday because the lao, the legtiislative analyst's office projected we might have a $2 billion deficit that needed to be fixed. jerry brown's budget does not show that. mainly because he's repaying loans from other pots of state money that were used to balance the general fund more slowly than the analysts anticipated and he also anticipates collecting considerably m
instrument for principals? >> that's a very good question. i don't know. it did not become a serious issue until michelle rhee looked every single principal in the eye and said, "what can you guarantee me insofar as your test scores are concerned?" that's when it became very serious. >> yeah, say it like you mean it. is there hope? >> yeah. >> now a single test could make or break a principal's career. >> you don't have to run, but you've got to put some pep to your step. let's go. i was one of the first principals to meet our chancellor, with chancellor rhee. she reminded me that anacostia is a tough school with tough issues. i promised her, you know, that i'm up for the challenge. >> anacostia's students experienced those tough issues every day. >> it's like you in a death trap down here. it was like gangs fight. it was like a big old crowd of kids just fighting each other in the hallways. >> the students don't go to class. they don't listen to the teachers. and they are being rude and disrespectful. >> anacostia high school. >> yes. one of my biggest challenges, yeah. if you look at the
. but you guys don't believe that. >> no, that's not true. i think the president, you know, when i think about our first term in the two years that i was in the white house, i was the keeper of the polling data. i mean i'm out of the political realm and my job was to tell the president what public opinion was. he was rarely, you know, moved by it. but when we sat in a room and he was making a decision about the auto bailout, i said to him, you know mr. president, even in michigan people are opposed to this i wasn't really making a recommendation but he needed to know. and he said i under-- understand that but are we going let a million jobs go in the mith of this depression. he went out and made that case. the recovery act, you know, obviously on health care that was a very difficult fight so when i look at barack obama, i look at someone who was willing to make some very difficult decisions at a pivotal moment for our country. and spend his political capital to do that. >> rose: let me talk about 2008 and 2012. how are they different for you? >> uh-huh. well, 2008 was kind of once in a
mentioned. but missing in the discussions, and i don't think that this was planned to be announced during this visit is the question of how much money will be required for the afghan national security forces which have reached 344,000. and hire being 174,000, and congress mr. have a say. >> brown: the question of the scale and speed of the drawdown estimate to come as the president said, but much of this is about what happened afterwards, after 2014, that so-called security agreement of some kind. >> yes, absolutely. two key issues for the future of afghanistan is the political certainty. for an afghan, insecurity is to the a problem, it's uncertainty. the fact we don't know what we are transitioning too. what is next for afghan. part of that has to be form nature-- formulated by the afghan political leadership. they can help to a certain degree but we still do need to hear very clearly what is in for afghanistan after 2014, as far as what from the national partner but most importantly how afghanistan itself sees itself in a changing region. >> what about this of hamid karzai saying he wi
volunteered to go to vietnam? >> i don't think that's a relevant issue. i think it's quite noble and honorable that he did so. i think if you asked his friend, say, senator mccain, who also went to vietnam and suffered quite horribly, they have a different view about the exercise. >> fair enough. about american power. ifill: do you think that that vietnam experience and how it has influenced whatever his thinking is today is a good thing or a bad thing? >> i would say in senator hagel's case it has been a profound... it has had a profound impact on him. he's the first generation of what you might call the vietnam syndrome. he's scared of the use of force abroad. i would just suggest that since world war ii i think the order that we have known, the prosperous more or less peaceful order that we have known as been because of the exercise of american power abroad. i think senator hagel was wrong on iraq. he's wrong on afghanistan. and i think these are very dangerous times. he's in fact in serious disagreement with the president. the president made it very clear that if iran does not stop its nuc
rural areas don't have a magistrate or a district attorney on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to look at the warrant request, and he asked, well, should all of the country operate the way new york city does. and mr. shapiro said no, but, in the absence of any evidence, getting a warrant a cumbersome and time consuming or that having the warrant or not having the warrant requirement affects the conviction rate you shouldn't dispense with the warrant requirement. >> does a case like this fit into etiological sides that you can, you know, compare to other cases or is this somehow different when you get into a fourth amendment search? >> sometimes the fourth amendment does show an etiological divide on the court but on this argument in particular, i didn't see that. i thought, across the board, the court was leery of dispensing with the warrant requirement, and they were looking for, perhaps, some kind of a compromise here, saying that the police, at least, have to try to get the warrant, and if they don't get the warrant, then maybe the courts in general should look at t
outburst was something you don't often see from him. other people in the room said that for jack lew that's angry but it's not necessarily how other people display their anger. >> woodruff: jared bernstein, what's he like to work with? >> very insightful, deep knowledge of fiscal matters. he's been working, as you heard, on budgetary issues for about three decades and these are issues that get more and more complicated. jack keeps that all in his head. extremely good listener, very reasonable person but one of the things you always hear that reminded me in listening to juliana, a constant in my work with jack and his career has been a recognition that one of the important roles of government is the to protect economically vulnerable people. you heard hit in the medicaid story but you can say the same thing about protecting the social safety net, about medicare. this isn't a guy who won't put spending cuts on the table or won't even entertain -- he's a guy who would entertain cutss to entitlements but they have to be structured in a way that protect economically vulnerable retirees people
's more difficult when you are -- >> rose: you don't know -- >> right. it isn't as clear cut as that. that's why these instances are very rare. when we talk about the movie, zero dark 30 they present a very compelling moment where interrogators might well be justified in trying to coerce intelligence out of a captive. >> rose: john, in general. >> i think that's two key questions here. and one can sums out the other. let's be cold and clinical because the question has a bunch nuances and complications and opinions. start with the practice question. a, does it work. b, does it work better or faster or more accurately than conventional interrogation techniques. if the answer to question one is no it doesn't work any better or faster, or no it's not effect it was or doesn't elicit the truth, it just elicits answers just to make the pain stop then you don't have to move on to the complicated moral arguments. you can say fit doesn't work we can skip the moral argument. beyond that, i think if you do move on to the moral argument, we can't set the bar as we have as a nation for generation
, many libyans are in hiding. some are openly hiding in libya because they don't fear an immediate arrest. so while this attack happened in benghazi, there were huge militant groups operating within the country and traveling freely into libya. >> ifill: if this is true that there were dozens of suspects, some of them -- people are keeping an eye on them in different countries, who is in charge of this investigation? >> well, it's a libyan-led investigation but the problem is the libyans who are in charge of the investigation some of them have only been in security operations for a year. and they're not really experienced on how to conduct such a complex investigation. while they're working with the f.b.i. this happened within the jurisdiction of benghazi and therefore the libyans have the authority over the case unless the libyan cans pull the case together it makes it hard for courts in other countries like tunisia to build a case because it hinges on what the libyans are able to pull together in terms of evidence, witnesses and all that has been exceptionally difficult in libya. the pol
should get a mortgage and don't. how do you know you've got this rule right? >> it's a great question, and one that we take very seriously. that's why we have done so much work in empirical research going in to finalize this rule, and why we'll continue to monitor the marketplace going forward. one of the things you want to see is whether or not the penetration of loans to credit-worthy people reaches levels we saw before the great run-up, but in normalized periods. and we're not to that place yet. mortgage levels are still tighter than really it should be. >> susie: that is one of the concerns that a lot of people have. there have been so many new rules and regulations put on banks and other lenders, and there are concerns it is going to make the credit market tighter, and more extensive, especially at a time when you need the economy to grow. what do you say to that? >> the reason why that credit market is tight is that the financial system suffered a massive credit-induced trauma not too many years ago. to make sure that the credit markets and the financial system work, we have to
funds because i don't think they may or may not understand what happens when the yield curve starts to steepen and interest rates start to rise. >> reporter: what happens, of course, is they lose money. maybe that would send at least some investors back into stocks. suzanne pratt, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: chuck hagel, the man president obama has nominated to lead the defense department, has called the pentagon bloated and warned the agency has not made important strategic decisions. his nomination comes as lawmakers have been looking at taking a trillion out of defense spending over the coming decade. but as darren gersh reports, hagel may be forced to cut a lot more than that. >> reporter: former senator chuck hagel is a vietnam vet, so when he accepted the president's nomination as secretary of defense, it was fitting his thoughts turned first to the troops. >> these are people who give so much to this nation everyday with such dignity and selflessness. >> reporter: but if he is confirmed, one of hagel's toughest jobs will be deciding how much to cut back the size of the mili
of an anemic earnings season has yet to trouble the stock market. don't forget the s&p 500 hit a five-year high on friday. >> i think all of this has to do with anticipation. that things are expected to get better. that there is a muted v-shaped recovery anticipated for global g.d.p. and for u.s. corporate earnings. >> reporter: tomorrow, our earnings coverage continues when we interview alcoa chairman klaus kleinfeld. he'll detail how his business is likely to shape up in 2013. suzanne pratt, "n.b.r.," new york. >> tom: even with investor attention moving quickly from the fiscal cliff, now to corporate earnings, 2013 has gotten off to a very fast start. it's the best beginning to a year since 2010. chris hizy is the chief investment officer of u.s. trust. he joins us from that firm in new york. 2010, chris, you'll remember it, pretty good year, s&p 500 up 14%. dow anticipate similar returns this year? >> yeah, just almost to the exact number. we're expecting all-time highs probably sooner rather than later. i know we always use the year end as a way to put a line in the sand on a number. but w
don't have the ability to do it. >> reporter: the treasury uses a separate computer system to make interest payments on the federal debt so it is possible investors would get what they are owed. but what happens with social security, medicare and federal employee pay, is less clear. so secretary lew would have to make a decision. he could recommend the president continue business as usual-- ignoring the debt limit, borrowing money and paying the bills. as justification, lew could say the president had to choose between conflicting laws congress has passed requiring him to spend money and not spend it at the same time. >> at that point, i assume someone who would claim to be an injured party would bring suit and the federal government, if you can imagine this and the congress would find themselves before the supreme court arguing under what circumstances the debt of the united states should be paid or could be paid. it gets into really nasty stuff. >> reporter: but veterans of washington's budget battles say the rhetoric jack lew will face will be much nastier than the ultimate outc
is traditional banking remains under pressure. you have net interest margins that will compress. generally, i don't see anything tha will produce upside in the coming quarters. >> susie: one area that has been resolved earlier this week, the settlement on that robo signing deal. so that is off the table so that these banks can now focus more on the future. >> right. >> susie: what kind of year do you think 2013 will be for the banks? do you think more positive or more negative? >> well, there's a mixed question there. if it's stock performance, i think we've seen most of the upside potential priced in. with wells down today slightly, even though it has a quarter of record earnings. i think what the market is telling us is even though wells's execution was probably perfect, they've already priced in any upside in the market, and won't have a lot of upside. i think the year for stocks will probably be average. when we get into smaller banks that have more potential to be tactical. more upside for the regional and spaurl banks, not as much for the large barngs. >> susie: talk about that. your firm c
you don't see is the one that could hurt you which could be europe or china. >> he's the guy that has to navigate the president through cliffhangers to come. what are the big economic policy things yet to do? >> we're past the fiscal cliff and we're looking at the three debt ceiling which has to be raised, the croots board spending cuts, the so-called sequester march 1 and at the end of march the government runs out of money to operate and the republicans will make an issue out of that. i think geithner was shrewd. he's leaving on january 25, timothy geithner says, so he's telling the senate i'm not sticking around until you confirm jack lew. either you confirm him or you'll deal with the deputy. lew will have a hectic first couple of months. gwen: this has been a remarkably stable economic team with the president. we've had tim geithner there the entire time, gene sperling has been there the entire time and now we're expecting for the head of the fod leave and that's more upheaval. >> it is true that jack lew has been part of the establishment. the president likes people with whom he
to find? >> a deeply divided country. it is divided, as you saw, from those that don't like him and those that adore him. that is not a social divide. in which the middle class doesn't like him and the poor does. 45% voted against him. the country doesn't have a middle class. in order to get 45% of the vote, that means the millions of poor people voted against him, but people also voted for him. they have a very strong an almost spiritual connection with him. >> he wrote an article that said he has left behind, leaving behind a country with economic crisis of historic proportions. >> the second largest fiscal deficit in the world and also one of the highest inflation in the world. an oil exporter, there are shortages of all kinds of staples and products and goods. in the domestic capacity to produce, even the oil industry has declined, and so the country needs changes in the economic policy, they are going to be inevitable and unpopular. his successor will have to make those tough decisions. the people ask out why a it is so much better under the appointed successor. >> because he was spe
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